What Goes Around, Comes Around!
I am not artistic, but I appreciate good art. I should have pursued my Oceanography/Marine Biology studies in college, but I didn’t. Luckily, I have managed to intertwine both interests into a passion for collecting nautical-themed scrimshaw. This passion lead to an invitation to become a WorthPoint Worthologist, specializing in authentic, antique scrimshaw.
This Week in Geek: 8/13
New Comics Day is upon us once again and boy howdy is this one going to be huge. Marvel is hitting its fans with a wallet-smashing (or purse-smashing) 20 different titles this week, 6 of which are direct Secret Invasion tie-ins.
No Curse of the Bambino on Red Sox Collectibles
Editor’s Note: Another look at what’s hot in the world of baseball collectibles.
Beijing Olympic Collectibles? Phelps Takes the Gold
For sports collectibles enthusiasts, the 2008 Summer Olympics—so far—can be summed up in two words: Michael Phelps. The swimmer, who now has more gold medals than any other Olympic athlete in history, appears well on his way to capturing the eight many predicted he would earn at the Beijing Games.
Whose Eagle is it Anyway?
With the prevalence of online auction sites such as Ebay, there is a tendency to guess at the provenance of anything resembling an official seal […]
BRONZE 1943-S Lincoln Cent Discovered
A previously unrecorded 1943-S Lincoln cent erroneously struck on a bronze planchet has been acquired by Rare Coin Wholesalers of California. The coin has been certified as AU-53 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).
The Comic Speculator: Small Press Gems
The Comic Speculator is a blog by Worthpoint Comic Book Worthologist Matt Baum that discusses back issue comics and the back issue market.
Jim Warlick: From Peanuts to Buttons
In 1976, a young Jim Warlick was doing campaign fieldwork for peanut farmer turned presidential candidate Jimmy Carter. In addition to the usual campaign wherewithal, Warlick had been given a large carton of Jimmy Carter peanuts. “Each bag had a picture of Jimmy Carter on it and about 15 peanuts. I’d eat the peanuts and drink beer,” Warlick said.
Estate Planning—Stop the Squabbling, Save the Family
When it comes to dividing an estate, ordinarily level-headed, rational people often act like 3-year-olds arguing over who gets the Slinky and who gets the yo-yo. The funeral is barely concluded when the squabbling begins over the disposition of art, antiques and collectibles.
“Why do you get the antique Lalique wineglasses? You don’t know a Burgundy from a Bordeaux.”
Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Rich In Detail As Well As Life Lessons
Shown here today, is a fine example of Chinese carved ivory from China’s golden age of exporting, circa 1850.This piece is very detailed showing different patterns on the three individuals’ robes.The detail is complete,down to the heels of their feet to the fine lines on the elder man’s face.